Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SCCM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCCM over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
England > North West
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 109 120
Rank change year-on-year +28 +11 -4
Contract jobs citing SCCM 177 102 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.95% 1.81% 1.66%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.80% 16.94% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 55 77
North West median daily rate £325 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +12.07%
10th Percentile £116 £111 £163
90th Percentile £475 £600 £550
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 14 8
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.88 £14.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.13% -4.44% +21.00%
10th Percentile £12.24 £10.98 £12.25
90th Percentile £30.60 £28.35 £16.51
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% -13.04% +11.29%

SCCM is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 812 602 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.54% 10.68% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 394 408
North West median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £252 £203
90th Percentile £650 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 28 18
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% -0.59% +63.46%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.35 £12.36
90th Percentile £53.00 £43.23 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.26 £20.73
% change year-on-year +1.42% -16.76% +3.65%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the North West region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +15 100 £313 -3.10% 9
Cheshire +20 48 £280 -10.40% 3
Cumbria +8 11 £350 +21.74%
Lancashire -12 11 £450 +56.52% 1
Merseyside -14 6 £130 -54.78% 2
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 146 (82.49%) Windows
2 98 (55.37%) Microsoft
3 91 (51.41%) Active Directory
4 85 (48.02%) Windows 10
5 69 (38.98%) Windows 7
6 56 (31.64%) Office 365
7 55 (31.07%) Citrix
8 42 (23.73%) VMware
9 39 (22.03%) Windows Server
10 37 (20.90%) PowerShell
11 35 (19.77%) Application Packaging
12 34 (19.21%) ITIL
13 33 (18.64%) Microsoft Office
13 33 (18.64%) ServiceNow
14 31 (17.51%) MSI
15 27 (15.25%) Migration
15 27 (15.25%) Microsoft App-V
16 26 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
17 25 (14.12%) Asset Management
18 24 (13.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 24 (13.56%) Software Deployment
18 24 (13.56%) Virtual Desktop
19 22 (12.43%) Windows XP
19 22 (12.43%) Apple
19 22 (12.43%) Security Cleared
20 21 (11.86%) Mac OS
20 21 (11.86%) Apple iOS
21 20 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
21 20 (11.30%) MS Exchange
21 20 (11.30%) SQL

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (11.30%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.21%) Skype for Business
3 8 (4.52%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (2.82%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.26%) IIS
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 33 (18.64%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 56 (31.64%) Office 365
2 18 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (10.17%) OneDrive
3 3 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.13%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.56%) IaaS
5 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.04%) SAN
2 14 (7.91%) LAN
3 13 (7.34%) DNS
3 13 (7.34%) WAN
4 11 (6.21%) Firewall
4 11 (6.21%) Skype
5 9 (5.08%) DHCP
5 9 (5.08%) NAS
6 4 (2.26%) VPN
6 4 (2.26%) Wireless
7 3 (1.69%) DMZ
7 3 (1.69%) VLAN
8 2 (1.13%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.13%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.13%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.13%) VoIP
9 1 (0.56%) Internet
9 1 (0.56%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (17.51%) MSI
2 8 (4.52%) AdminStudio
3 7 (3.95%) Wise Package Studio
4 5 (2.82%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (5.08%) Finance
2 8 (4.52%) Local Government
3 7 (3.95%) Billing
3 7 (3.95%) Marketing
4 5 (2.82%) Retail
5 4 (2.26%) Back Office
6 2 (1.13%) Law
6 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (12.43%) Applications Packager
2 21 (11.86%) Analyst
3 17 (9.60%) Support Engineer
4 16 (9.04%) Architect
4 16 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (8.47%) Desktop Engineer
5 15 (8.47%) IT Support
6 13 (7.34%) Deployment Engineer
7 10 (5.65%) Desktop Support
7 10 (5.65%) Service Analyst
7 10 (5.65%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (5.08%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (5.08%) IT Analyst
9 8 (4.52%) Customer Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) Administrator
10 7 (3.95%) Applications Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.95%) OCX
2 6 (3.39%) Middleware
3 4 (2.26%) Web Services
4 1 (0.56%) COM
4 1 (0.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.91%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.08%) NHS
4 8 (4.52%) Replication
5 7 (3.95%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.39%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.39%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (3.39%) PKI
7 5 (2.82%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.82%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.26%) CMDB
8 4 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.13%) User Experience
9 2 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.56%) BYOD
10 1 (0.56%) Clustering
10 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 146 (82.49%) Windows
2 85 (48.02%) Windows 10
3 69 (38.98%) Windows 7
4 39 (22.03%) Windows Server
5 22 (12.43%) Windows XP
6 21 (11.86%) Apple iOS
6 21 (11.86%) Mac OS
7 10 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (5.08%) Windows 8
8 9 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.95%) Linux
10 6 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (2.82%) Unix
12 4 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.26%) VMS
13 3 (1.69%) AIX
13 3 (1.69%) Solaris
13 3 (1.69%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.69%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 3 (1.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.77%) Application Packaging
2 34 (19.21%) ITIL
3 27 (15.25%) Migration
4 25 (14.12%) Asset Management
5 24 (13.56%) Software Deployment
6 20 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 18 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (9.60%) ITSM
10 13 (7.34%) Patch Management
11 10 (5.65%) ITIL V3
12 9 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (5.08%) PRINCE2
13 8 (4.52%) Application Virtualisation
14 7 (3.95%) Change Management
14 7 (3.95%) Network Virtualisation
14 7 (3.95%) Personalization
14 7 (3.95%) Software Distribution
14 7 (3.95%) Visualisation
14 7 (3.95%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.90%) PowerShell
2 20 (11.30%) SQL
3 15 (8.47%) VB
3 15 (8.47%) VBScript
4 5 (2.82%) C#
5 2 (1.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (12.43%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.30%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.65%) MCSE
3 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.08%) A+ Certification
5 5 (2.82%) MCP
5 5 (2.82%) MCSA
6 4 (2.26%) MCTS
6 4 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.69%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.56%) Degree
9 1 (0.56%) GNVQ
9 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.17%) SLA
2 7 (3.95%) QA
System Software
1 91 (51.41%) Active Directory
2 27 (15.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 26 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (13.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 20 (11.30%) XenApp
6 10 (5.65%) Hyper-V
6 10 (5.65%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (4.52%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (3.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (3.39%) vSphere
9 5 (2.82%) VMware NSX
10 3 (1.69%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.13%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.13%) Xen
12 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (13.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 15 (8.47%) SCOM
3 9 (5.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (3.39%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.39%) OpenView
5 5 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (2.82%) SafeCom
5 5 (2.82%) vMotion
5 5 (2.82%) vRealize
5 5 (2.82%) WSUS
6 4 (2.26%) ThinApp
7 3 (1.69%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.56%) Ansible
8 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.56%) Puppet
8 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.56%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 98 (55.37%) Microsoft
2 55 (31.07%) Citrix
3 42 (23.73%) VMware
4 33 (18.64%) ServiceNow
5 22 (12.43%) Apple
6 16 (9.04%) HP
7 12 (6.78%) Xerox
8 11 (6.21%) Ivanti
9 10 (5.65%) Cisco
10 7 (3.95%) Altiris
11 6 (3.39%) McAfee
11 6 (3.39%) Remedy
11 6 (3.39%) Veeam
11 6 (3.39%) Veritas
12 5 (2.82%) Lotus
12 5 (2.82%) MobileIron
13 4 (2.26%) IBM
13 4 (2.26%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.69%) EMC
14 3 (1.69%) Hitachi